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London is a safe city, says mayor Sadiq Khan
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has defended his record on crime, denying claims that London is less safe now than when he took office.
Inclusive dance show celebrates the talents of people with disabilities
An inclusive dance show next weekend will celebrate the talents of people with disabilities.
Strictly Come Dancing favourites announce their 2020 tour
Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag, the nation?s favourite ballroom couple, have announced a brand new show for 2020.
17 families still in temporary accommodation two years after Grenfell fire, mayor says
The Mayor of London has called on the Government to do more to address fire safety, two years on from the Grenfell Tower disaster.
Then and Now: How this 1960s tower block looks today
Here is Leyton Green Towers back in 1964.
Letter: England made Shakespeare, but the Bible made England
YOUR columnist, Brett Ellis thinks that the fall in numbers of church-goers could be remedied by innovations like ?drive thrus
Join the most intense game of tag in London
A popular game is opening to the public after previously being the domain of professional athletes only.
Children?s hospice to host Big Summer Festival with two live music stages
Haven House Children?s Hospice will be hosting a fun-filled Big Summer Festival.
What the River Thames can tell us about crises hitting London
Pudding Lane was always one of those places that conjured up pleasant images of bread and cakes. It is famed for housing the bakery that started the Great Fire of London in 1666.
Daughter's animation raises awareness of male suicide, in honour of her dad
A 20-year-old who lost her father to suicide has made an animated film in his honour.
What Sadiq Khan thinks about Boris Johnson potentially becoming Prime Minister
Boris Johnson?s record as Mayor of London is a cause for concern if he becomes Prime Minister, according to current mayor Sadiq Khan.
Letter: Turn to the Bible for moral lessons
Brett Ellis in his column does not amuse. His suggestions for the renewal of the Christian Church reveals his misunderstanding of the nature and worship of Christianity. This comes as no surprise. Anyone whose god is football and the players who act in the game ?sub-intellectual? demonstrates the level of their intellect.
Climate emergency declared in Redbridge
A climate emergency has been unanimously declared by Redbridge Council.
Crimewatch appeal helped snare gym locker thief
A serial gym locker thief has been jailed after an appeal on BBC's Crimewatch Roadshow.
Acid attack on market trader by two men dressed in burkas
A market trader has been rushed to hospital after two men wearing burkas threw acid over him.
Glaucoma, the silent thief of sight - what is it, the symptoms and how to prevent it
Hundreds of people could be in danger of going blind from glaucoma.
Pregnant MP said she was told to choose between her job and motherhood
An MP is demanding changes after she claimed she was told to choose between her job and motherhood.
Woman who murdered neighbour with scissors and broken bottles jailed
A woman has been jailed for a minimum of 17 years for murdering her neighbour.
FOUR east London churches allegedly set on fire, police confirm
Police confirmed they are investigating fires at four churches in east London.
MP hopeful campaigns against loss of free TV licence for pensioners
A Labour Prospective Parliamentary Candidate has spoken of her concerns over the decision to scrap free TV licences for people over 75.
What's on in East London this weekend, 22nd and 23rd June, 2019
What's on in East London this weekend, 22nd and 23rd June, 2019
Dozens of homes raided across Waltham Forest
Dawn raids were carried at 37 addresses following asix-month investigation to crackdown on drugs and violence.
Bring Your Dog to Work Day - what is it and how to share your pics with us
It's officially Bring Your Dog to Work Day (Friday, June 21).
Three churches in east London set on fire, church leaders said
Three churches across east London were targeted in a series of arson attacks, according to church leaders.
Six arrested in relation to investigation on alleged serial rapist Joseph McCann
Detectives investigating offences committed by alleged serial rapist Joseph McCann have made six arrests.
£1.2million more to conserve Henry VIII's forest
An ancient forest once used by Henry VIII for hunting will be better protected after a further £1.2million was won to conserve it.
More small businesses will be able to replace their vans with less polluting ones
A scheme to scrap polluting vans in London has been extended to include more small businesses.
Number plate recognition cameras reducing burglary rates
Automatic number plate recognition cameras are driving down burglary rates in Redbridge, the council has said.
London fire chief says Grenfell ?will never leave me? as retirement announced
Dany Cotton revealed she had been plagued with traumatic memory loss since the tragedy on June 14 2017, which caused 72 deaths.
£100million set aside for small businesses
Small businesses could benefit from a slice of a £100 million fund set up by the Mayor of London.
London leaders reflect on the Finsbury Park terror attack two years on
Two years on from the Finsbury Park terrorist attack, London leaders have paid tribute to a man who was killed.
Tube pusher victim feels guilty for not stopping attacker from striking again
A man who avoided being hit by a tube train by just inches when a paranoid schizophrenic tried to shove him onto the tracks has described his "incredible sense of guilt" when he heard his attacker had struck again.
Judge backs Government telling council to stop illegally printing newsletter
Waltham Forest Council has lost a tax-payer funded judicial review against an order telling it to stop printing its newsletter illegally.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan unveils electric delivery van
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has unveiled an electric van that could play a major role in cutting emissions in the city.
Half of tower blocks in borough pose "substantial" fire risk to residents
Nearly half of the borough?s council-owned tower blocks pose a ?substantial? fire risk to residents, assessments have revealed.
Torrential rain and thunderstorm warning issued
Thunderstorms could bring flooding and power cuts tonight.
Mayor announces new charging points for electric cars
New charging points for electric cars are set to appear across London under plans announced by the Mayor.
Police are on your side Mayor tells youngsters
Young people need to know that ?the police are on their side?, the Mayor of London has said.
Sadiq Khan calls for pro-London prime minister
The UK needs a Prime Minister who is ready to support London, according to Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.
Young offenders to get more mental health support thanks to research
Waltham Forest Council is now screening young people who enter the offenders system for mental health issues and offering more support.
Man fined £1,200 for his friend dumping his rubbish
A man has been fined more than £1,200 after his friend dumped his building waste.
Record number of affordable homes started across London
Affordable home building in London has increased by more than 15 per cent in the last year, breaking the previous record for the number of new starts.
Broken down vehicle and heavy congestion on M25
Good morning everyone, hope you all enjoyed a lovely weekend, don?t let the Monday morning rush hour spoil your day! Here is your morning update:
Singer wins award following search for best female musicians
A singer from Loughton is the first ever to receive a coveted award.
It's time to tax facial hair
Over the past few years there has been an epic outbreak of pseudo beards affecting a high percentage of young men between 20 and 35, and quite a few older ones too.
John McDonnell on the housing crisis and government cuts as he visits the area
Labour?s John McDonnell has spoken out about the effects of austerity in Chingford.
A street that has been lost forever - and a building that hasn't
Some streetscapes have been lost forever to the bulldozer and wrecking ball and here is one.
Improving carers' benefits will save the NHS money
In Carers Week, more needs to be done to improve carers' rights, starting with the pitiful level of Carers Allowance (currently £66.15 a week).
Get your sweat on at health and fitness festival
A huge wellness festival catering to all levels of fitness is coming to London next weekend.
Students? artwork brings colour to the high street
The Mayor of Waltham Forest, Councillor Christopher Robbins CBE, celebrated the borough?s creative talent on Friday, June 7, unveiling artwork designed by local students at L&Q?s new housing development, The Chain in Walthamstow.
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